Hoosiers, having been spoiled by this week's near-record warmth, will get a rude awakening beginning Friday, as the leading edge of a vast pool of chilly air pours over Indiana.
This chilly air promises to bring Indiana its lowest temperatures of the season thus far.
Temperatures Friday will hold up to 25 degrees below the balmy upper 70s and lower 80s reached on Thursday.
Put another way, highs will be in the lower to mid-50s in most of northern and central Indiana.
Indianapolis hit 78 degrees on Wednesday, and was expecting at least as high on Thursday. Friday's forecast was for a high of 54 degrees under rainy skies.
The agent for change, a cold front plowing into the Midwest from the Great Plains, will cross the Hoosier State with a band of rain and even thunderstorms Thursday night and early Friday.
Slowing of the front west of the state will allow rainy weather to linger in the afternoon in central and eastern Indiana.
Meanwhile, the coldest weather will not begin until early next week, when all but southernmost Indiana can look forward to highs in the 40s.
Rain and thunderstorms spreading to the East on Tuesday will put the brakes on the warmup following Easter weekend.
While remaining on a localized level through Tuesday, severe weather will ramp up across the Plains on Wednesday.
Although spring may be in full swing, more than one-third of the Great Lakes remains covered in ice.
A potent area of low pressure moving into the West will dictate the weather from Washington to Texas heading into the new week.
After taking a tumble Easter Sunday, temperatures will quickly rebound in Boston for Patriots' Day.
There hasn't been any measurable precipitation in San Francisco since April 4.
Late season cold wave: Douglas, WY - 12 degrees (April record) Lander, WY - 10 degrees Cheyenne, WY - 2 degrees
Marquette, MI (1982)
8" of snow fell in Marquette, MI, on this date. This brought the total snowfall to 240" for the winter -- an all-time record.
Southeastern VA (1991)
Torrential rain; 5.89" at Norfolk broke the 24-hour record for April (5.19" set in 1883). This was the most rain in one event since Hurricane Cleo dumped 11.40" from August 31 to September 1, 1964.